Campaign for Peace & Democracy, Manipur (CPDM) and Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) has condemned the Wuzu Massacre in Nagaland, on July 16, 2015, perpetrated by the combined forces of the Assam Rifles and Para Commandos.
“On that unfortunate day; baby Aso (13), and master Tiizali (14) were killed, Esther Jorror (24) was bullet injured, properties were destroyed and the Wuzu village have been inflicted with prolong psychological trauma. Having gone through the ground report prepared by the Naga Students’ Federation and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights, we strongly condemn the misinformation propaganda that attempted to cover up the inhumane crimes that were mercilessly perpetrated on the innocent people of Wuzu Village”, said a joint release from the
The bodies also extend their solidarity to the proposed Kohima Rally against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958, scheduled to be held on 23 July 2015, under the initiatives of the Naga Students’ Federation.
“For several decades, ever since the Indian State took over on the Nagas, the progressive sections amongst the Nagas have been raising democratic voices with the hope to achieve a National Democratic Revolution. The response of the Indian State has been militaristic and divisive,” it said.
It also added that the Indian State in collusion with the local reactions have been unleashing a reign of terror, to suppress the Naga democratic voices. It went side by side militaristic capitalist intrusion, that is, extraction of ‘super profit’ from the Naga resources, trade routes, markets, and labour. This unjust war, buttressed by the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, has been responsible for the subjugations, oppressions, coercions, disturbances, insecurities, and confusions amongst the larger bulk of the Nagas.